Many people struggle with asking for help. The fact that you are here shows your strength and resilience. Therapy gold star for you and we haven't even started yet! I imagine you are here because something is not working; perhaps it's past or current trauma, substance use, family relationships, mental health, sexuality, work stress, life transitions, all of these-or something else. What is important is you are looking for someone to meet you where you are, extend out their hand and say; "I'm here, and I will walk along this path with you in the way you need. You are safe." I would be honored to be that person in your process.